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Hospitals Resume Elective Surgeries

Major Hawaii hospitals resume elective surgeries, procedures.

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Major Hawai‘i hospitals resume elective surgeries, procedures
A decline in Covid-19 hospitalizations and a stabilization of the state’s oxygen supply have enabled The Queen’s Health Systems, Hawai‘i Pacific Health and Kaiser Permanente Hawai‘i to begin resuming elective surgeries and procedures. Star-Advertiser.

Two powerful senior advocacy groups want age deleted from state’s triage plan
The Kokua Council and AARP Hawai‘i argue that using age as a tiebreaker to deny care under certain conditions may violate federal age discrimination laws. Star-Advertiser.

Experts eye more Hawai‘i travel testing to contain Covid-19
Hawai‘i officials are facing pressure to increase Covid-19 testing for travelers as the islands deal with a record surge of new infections, hospitalization and deaths. The calls come as federal guidelines change to require negative virus tests from both vaccinated and unvaccinated people coming to the U.S. Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Hawai‘i government workers, contractors rushed to get vaccinated amid mandates
The number of state and county employees who got the Covid-19 vaccine jumped in recent weeks after mandates were announced and went into effect. Hawaii News Now.

Patriot missiles fired from Hawai‘i for first time
With little fanfare, the U.S. Army earlier this month fired from Hawai‘i for the first time two Patriot missiles — the kind used by 15 nations for defense — knocking out two simulated cruise missile threats at a range of about 20 miles. Star-Advertiser.

Tensions continue during investigation of state auditor
Auditor Les Kondo on Tuesday repeatedly tangled with House Majority Leader Della Au Belatti, who chairs the committee looking into Kondo’s separate, critical audits of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and Agribusiness Development Corp. Star-Advertiser.

Menor-McNamara may run for Hawai‘i lieutenant governor
The president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawai‘i has registered a committee with the state Campaign Spending Commission. She plans to make a formal announcement about her decision in the near future. Civil Beat.

South Korea president to visit Hawai‘i, will be part of repatriation ceremony
South Korean President Moon Jae-In will be part of a repatriation ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as the United States accepts remains of service members killed during the Korean War. Hawaii News Now.


Sages Over Seventy
View the profiles of this year’s Sages Over Seventy featuring six kūpuna whose passion, drive and wisdom have made a lasting difference in Hawai‘i for many decades… read more.
HPD officer suspended for declining vaccine is back on duty and inoculated
HPD Cpl. Mark Kutsy evaluated the risks of serious illness or death resulting from the vaccine, which were low, versus ending his HPD career a year or so shy of when he planned to retire. He got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine last week and returned to duty Tuesday. Star-Advertiser.

Family of paralyzed teen sues police, alleging injuries resulted from high-speed chase
The lawsuit, which alleges one count of negligence and one count of assault and battery, calls for the city to reimburse Dayten Gouveia’s family for legal fees and medical bills. It also calls for the family to be awarded unspecified damages in amounts to be litigated. Civil Beat. Hawaii News Now.

Hawai‘i DOT restores Dillingham Airfield term end date to July 5, 2024
DOT officials now said the Army can stay after progress was made on a joint-use agreement and a long-term lease. KHON2.

Leilehua High School to implement ‘zero-tolerance’ mask rule on campus
Principal Jason Nakamoto said in a letter to parents and guardians on Tuesday, Sept. 21, “This is now the eighth week of school and we continue to have students that do not understand the importance of proper mask wearing on campus.” KHON2.

City Council recommends purchase of Waikīkī road amid safety hazards
The Honolulu City Council voted Tuesday to recommend the city buy Leahi Avenue, where residents say the private owner is putting drivers and children in danger. Hawaii News Now.


Micah Kāne Shares Effects of the CHANGE Framework and How to Participate

In this interview they discuss neighbor island policy changes and initiatives that have resulted from the CHANGE Framework, and Hawaiʻi Community Foundation’s partnership with Hawaii Business Magazine. Kāne also shares ways to get involved and engaged with the CHANGE Framework… read more.

Council gets an update on federal rescue funds
Hawai‘i County’s $39 million federal American Rescue stimulus package has increased to almost $60 million, all of which must be spent by the end of 2024, members of the County Council Finance Committee learned Tuesday. West Hawaii Today.

Official: ‘Political will’ needed to fix solid waste problems
Hawai‘i County should impose new fees for Big island residents to dispose of waste in the future, suggested a county official Tuesday. Tribune-Herald.

New hotels proposed to replace Uncle Billy’s, Country Club Apartments
Last August, the State of Hawaiʻi published a Request for Qualifications / Request for Proposals for the redevelopment of the dilapidated properties. An evaluation committee was appointed to analyze and make a recommendation to the Board of Land and Natural Resources. Big Island Video News.

Deadline nears for HVNP’s air tours plan
Eleven of 24 U.S. national parks have completed drafts of court-ordered air tour management plans and released them for public comment. Tribune-Herald.


“Our Goal … is to put Hawai‘i on the Map for Contemporary Art”

Isabella Hughes curated the first exhibition on contemporary Kānaka Maoli art at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in 2011. She listened as visitors brought up preconceived and unrealistic notions about Hawaiian more.
Day 2 of major clean-up underway at Kanahā Wildlife Sanctuary and Amala Place
Supported by a large team from contractor HTM, clean-up crews moved from the road into the Kanahā Pond State Wildlife Refuge, which state officials say “has been severely impacted by the large presence of people living on Amala Place.” Maui Now. KHON2. KITV4.

Maui educators picket for improved safety and well-being amid ongoing pandemic
Hawaii State Teachers Association members who work on the island of Maui were joined by State Representative Troy Hashimoto for informational picketing at Maui Waena Intermediate School and Maui High School on Tuesday morning. Maui Now. Hawaii News Now.

Co-op wants to fix Moloka‘i’s electricity problem
A new co-op plans to reclaim some of its electricity ownership by bidding on a community-based renewable energy project. Civil Beat.

Kaua‘i 8.9% jobless rate tops state
According to the state Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, the jobless rate for the state was 6.6% in August. Garden Island.
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